Narcotics (31 - 40 of 50 items)
The Drug War: Extent of Problems in Brazil, Ecuador, and Venezuela
NSIAD-92-226: Published: Jun 5, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed drug trafficking problems spilling over from Colombia, Bolivia, and Peru into Brazil, Ecuador, and Venezuela, focusing on: (1) the extent of narcotics activities in the latter three countries; and (2) federal and international efforts to combat those activities.GAO found that: (1) a lack of information makes it difficult to determine the full exten...
War on Drugs: Heroin Price, Purity, and Quantities Seized Over the Past 10 Years
GGD-92-95FS: Published: May 27, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the fluctuations in heroin's street price and purity levels, which are indicators of heroin availability, over the past 10 years, as well as data on heroin seizures, concentrating on seizures in New York City. GAO also provided information on the progress of the reduction in double-counting of drug seizures caused by multiple agencie...
Drug Control: Inadequate Guidance Results in Duplicate Intelligence Production Efforts
NSIAD-92-153: Published: Apr 14, 1992. Publicly Released: May 14, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request and a legislative requirement, GAO: (1) reviewed Department of Defense (DOD) efforts to increase the availability and usefulness of drug-related intelligence to law enforcement agencies; (2) identified duplicate reporting and analysis efforts among various counternarcotics organizations; (3) described the roles of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDC...
Drug Control: Communications Network Funding and Requirements Uncertain
NSIAD-92-29: Published: Dec 31, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request and a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to integrate and coordinate U.S. command, control, communications, and technical intelligence assets used for drug interdiction into an effective communications network.GAO found that: (1) DOD has contributed significant technical and financial support toward the implementation...
Drug Control: Impact of DOD's Detection and Monitoring on Cocaine Flow
NSIAD-91-297: Published: Sep 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request and a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed: (1) how the Department of Defense (DOD) implemented its mission as the lead agency for detecting and monitoring air and maritime drug traffic; and (2) the DOD contribution to reducing the supply of drugs entering the United States.GAO found that: (1) DOD resources have contributed to drug seizures by expanding coverag...
Drug Control: Status Report on DOD Support to Counternarcotics Activities
NSIAD-91-117: Published: Jun 12, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of its new counternarcotics responsibilities under the fiscal year (FY) 1989 National Defense Authorization Act, focusing on DOD: (1) organizational structures established to carry out those responsibilities; (2) intelligence and communications networks devoted to the new counternarcot...
Federal Drug Abuse Control Policy and the Role of the Military in Antidrug Efforts
T-GGD-88-38: Published: Jun 8, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1988.
GAO discussed the federal government's antidrug efforts, including the military's role. GAO noted that federal efforts: (1) originally focused on drug supply reduction but later expanded to include drug demand reduction; (2) have received steadily increased funding; (3) are frequently ineffective in combatting increasingly sophisticated drug production, smuggling, and trafficking techniques; and (...
Drug Interdiction: Operation Autumn Harvest: A National Guard-Customs Antismuggling Effort
GGD-88-86: Published: Jun 2, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO assessed the National Guard Bureau's and the Customs Service's joint drug interdiction operation along the Arizona-Mexico border.GAO found that: (1) Operation Autumn Harvest did not meet its primary objective of interdicting drug smugglers; (2) of the six suspected drug smugglers Customs intercepted, none carried drugs; and (3) although the operation fail...
Drug Control: Issues Surrounding Increased Use of the Military in Drug Interdiction
NSIAD-88-156: Published: Apr 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1988.
In response to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the federal government's capability to control drug smuggling into the country, specifically: (1) its use of the military in the drug interdiction program; and (2) the feasibility of authorizing direct military involvement in drug interdiction.GAO found that: (1) the federal strategy to control illegal drugs was to reduce demand through drug a...
Interagency Agreements: Customs-Coast Guard Agreement for U.S.-Bahamas Drug Task Force Was Proper
AFMD-87-69: Published: Aug 31, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed an interagency agreement between the Coast Guard and the Customs Service that called for the Coast Guard to procure and operate helicopters for the U.S.-Bahamas Drug Interdiction Task Force, to determine: (1) the legal basis for the agreement; (2) any legal requirement concerning the use of funds; and (3) whether either agency violated any feder...